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Offline MRMILSTAR

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Someone built Big TC
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:27:14 AM »
While perusing E-Bay today I found this for sale. This is the Big TC project from the July 1964 edition of Popular Electronics that someone built long ago. Its based on outdated ideas prevalent at the time such as a candlestick secondary, tightly coupled coils, glass plate capacitors, and no top load. It is built straight from the plans though. When I attempted this back in the late 1960s, I built everything but the secondary. I never finished it because I couldn't afford the acrylic tube needed for the secondary coil. Oddly enough, this one has the identical NST transformer that I used and still have which I use for a Jacob's ladder. A true classic!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tesla-Coil/254367716909?hash=item3b397f562d:g:Va8AAOSwuP9diA5N
« Last Edit: September 26, 2019, 09:10:16 PM by MRMILSTAR »
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Re: Someone built Big TC
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 04:06:49 AM »
Thanks for the post, I have wanted to build a coil for the last 40 years, but I had a wife. Now I am having the pleasure of finaly building one and almost to completion thanks to you two fellows.

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Re: Someone built Big TC
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 05:55:13 AM »
My wife is very understanding of my hobbies. I built all of my TCs with her blessing.  :)
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Re: Someone built Big TC
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 04:29:59 AM »
My wife is very understanding of my hobbies. I built all of my TCs with her blessing.  :)


She did not care, just did not want me to kill the kids. :)

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